In the heart of the city nestles a cluster of Finnish houses that hold a beguiling past and an uncertain future.
From the outside the palace is as large as it is divisive, but in the tunnels beneath it lies a fascinating mix of the historical and the bizarre.
Poland was now in a war it had no possibility of winning, trapped between two behemoths. Its forces were overwhelmed by the mechanized modern German army, and Poland had nothing left with which to fight the Soviets, it’s 1,400 km border only being defended by poorly armed border guards.
Fleeing Stalin’s terror, Maria eventually arrived in Iran, a land which she said was blessed with proper beds and good and plentiful food, two of life’s essentials denied to her by Stalin’s regime.